Paul StJohn Mackintosh

Paul StJohn Mackintosh is a Scottish poet, writer of weird fiction, translator, and journalist. Born in 1961, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, has lived and worked in Asia and Central Europe, and currently divides his time between Hungary and other locations. Paul’s acclaimed first poetry collection, The Golden Age, was published by Bellew Publishing in 1997 and reissued on Kindle in 2013. His second poetry collection, The Musical Box of Wonders, was published by H. Harksen Productions in 2011. His Lovecraftian and dark fiction have appeared in several formats and journals worldwide, and his first collection of dark/weird/transgressive fiction, Black Propaganda, appeared from H. Harksen Productions in May 2016 (released on Kindle in August 2016 as Blowback). His short story “The People of the Island,” in Eldritch Horrors: Dark Tales, from H. Harksen Productions, received an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in her The Best Horror of the Year Volume Two list for 2009. His co-translations from Japanese, done with Maki Sugiyama, include The Poems of Nakahara Chuya (1993) and Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids (1995) by the 1994 Nobel Prize-winner Kenzaburo Oe, which won a Japan Festival Award. He translated poems for the Japanese photo-travelogue and exhibition catalogue Utamakura (Asuka Historical Museum, 1998). He also co-translated Superstrings (2007) by Dinu Flamand from Romanian with Olga Dunca. Paul is an Associate Editor for the US books, publishing, and literary website, writing regularly on cultural and publishing matters, and has been rated #1 of “The 12 Publishing Shakers You Should Be Following” by the Independent Publishing Magazine. He has co-produced award-winning short films with his ex-wife, the Hungarian filmmaker Lilla Bán. He is an active member of the BDSM community and an occasional contributor to Skin Two. He is also official clan poet of Clan Mackintosh.


Blowing His Horn: The Twisted Fiction of Sarban